Carolina Beats Bucknell for 14th Straight

KU knocks off Chattanooga, Okla. survive Illinois State
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 5:02 PM CDT
Carolina Beats Bucknell for 14th Straight
North Carolina forward LaToya Pringle (30) passes the ball as Bucknell guard Kesha Champion (25) defends during the first half of the NCAA women's basketball tournament game.    ((AP Photo/Gary Knapp))

North Carolina barely broke a sweat today in the women's NCAA first round, the AP reports. The Tar Heels dominated from the opening minutes, racking up an initial 21-2 run before finishing 16th-seeded Bucknell off, 85-50. The victory marks the 14th straight for top-seeded UNC, which was led by LaToya Pringle's 19 points. Lauren Schober led the Bison with 13.  Elsewhere in women's tourney action:

  • Chattanooga's winning streak did not survive, as Kansas State, aided by Kelsey Nelson's 20, snapped the Lady Mocs' nation-leading 24-game run. The Wildcats nailed 21-21 from the line, winning 69-59
  • Courtney Paris posted her 91st straight double-double as the Oklahoma Sooners edged out Illinois State, 69-61. The game was competitive at the half, before OU opened up the second half on a 13-0 run.
(More 2008 NCAA Women's Tournament stories.)

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